Easy, Quick and Cheap Bean Dip!

I made this during todays third snow day of the year. I just used white beans I already had in the house, it was so easy and pretty tasty. It tastes healthy, and I like the texture better than hummus, less chunky. 

  • 1 15-ounce can of canellini beans (rinse them well and pat dry before using)
  • 1 small garlic clove (you can use a little more or a little less depending on your preference)
  • The juice from about half a lemon ( I cheated with lemon juice from a bottle)
  • A little more than 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Throw everything into food processor and blend until its smooth! So tasty! 

I ate it with everything I had, I tried it with pretzels, carrots, bagged pita chips and even pita chips I made from home. 

TO make pita chips from home, Spread thin layer of butter over pita bread, (flat like a wrap) and sprinkle some garlic powder. Throw in toaster until pita begins to bubble and become light brown. 

There are so many things you can do with this dip. Put chunks of anything over it. Shrimp, garlic, make it greek with chopped cucumbers, feta and tomatoes. Mix in some pesto or some arugula. 

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Fresh Healthy Bean Salsa

This is a great Salsa Recipe,  I think this recipe came from my Aunt Rosemary, but my mom has been making it for years, and not sure where my Aunt got it from, but its a great recipe and should be shared!

Nothing about this recipe is technical, because nothing in life should be. I have no exact measurements, and this whole recipe can be altered on what you like and what you don’t like, so let me know they way you make it, or like it!

Fresh Salsa:

Heres what I used on my latest batch, and it was a HUGE one. If you only cooking for a family, make half of this, but if your taking it to a party use these measurements.

  • 2 Cans of Black Beans ( you could use white or red as well)
  • 1 Can of Whole Sweet Corn
  • Half of Green Pepper
  • Half of Red Pepper
  • 1/4 of a Sweet Onion
  • One Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Juice of One Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

First Rinse Beans and Corns and place in your bowl. Chop the Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes into small cubes and mix in with beans and corn. Chop Cilantro add. Juice Lime pour in, may use more or less according to taste, and add salt and pepper to taste.

I like my salsa refrigerated before I eat it! Enjoy!